No, wait. It wasn’t Lowell who talked about the new revelations of government contracts exchanged for world travel, but a spokesman for Lowell, one Alan Blum.
Is it a good thing or a bad thing that your own lawyer himself isn’t out speaking for ya?
And is it a good thing or a bad thing for that high priced lawyer to misspell the client’s name? From MM: “The Gibbons (sic) paid for their flights to and from Turkey and for other expenses like accommodations,” Blum said in a statement. “Four couples went on the trip, including the Ozmens of Reno, Nevada, with the group joining together for some activities and not others. Expenses for group activities were generally shared.”
Are Mr. Blum and Mr. Lowell under the mistaken impression that they represent the Gibbon family? One can only wonder if they are mistaken as well about who paid for the flights and “other expenses.” And if “paid for” means 10% of the ticket price, which is about what the GibbonsES paid for that Trepp cruise, then it just goes to show you: rich folk and their political puppets–and their lawyers–have a funny notion of “paid for.”
And on the theory that no publicity is bad publicity, Lowell’s firm is listing almost all of the media coverage of the Sierra-Nevadagate:
“Nevada Governor Retains Top Lawyer”
Wall Street Journal
March 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 2007
Coverage of the case of Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons notes that Abbe Lowell has
been hired to represent him. Coverage included Nevada Today (profile of Abbe
titled “Who is Abbe Lowell?”), WSJ, AP, Reno Gazette-Journal, Las Vegas Sun,
News 4 Reno, KTVN, KRNV, Talking Points Memo, Bloomberg News.
I filled in a few links. And they spelled the Gube’s name correctly! But, where, oh where, is VoteGibbonsOut.com?
And kudos to Millionaire Molly for not using the State of the State smirking Gibbons pic again. She’s using the smirking Gibbons pic from, I believe, his inaugural ball, although she could have used the new Gibbons’ smirk from the Gube black-tie ballroom dance thing. But, then again, there are so many to choose from.
Hey, wait a minute. Where’s my invitation to the black tie thingy? I’ve searched everywhere!
Couldn’t find a black tie, either.
Hey Kids? Do you like Turkey with your Spam Spam Spam Spam Spammity Spam?